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ruta. san francisco police arrest a plumber for a brutal killing inside of a gym. we'll tell you about the unusual weapon police say he used in the attack. the man charged with causing the directive fire in the sierra has ties to santa cruz county. we'll hear reaction from his sister and a live report from the fire lines. plus, the stage is all set for the much anticipated release of the iphone 6. we'll tell you how many people are waiting here outside the apple store in palo alto, how long they have been here, and why they say they wouldn't be anywhere else today. and a highly contagious
respiratory illness is in the state of california. the possible health threat to children. mornings on 2 starts now. complete bay area muse coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. never ever any trouble, not once. this is very surprising. >> members of a bay area gym stunned this morning after learning about a violent confrontation that turned deadly. ktvu's tara moriarty is live at bally fitness center this morning. she'll tell us what one witness told her about the suspect's behavior in the past. good morning, welcome to mornings on 2, and people already working out this morning. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm mike mibach, dave has the day off. weather and traffic off the top. let's say hello to steve paulson. low clouds around, fog, humidity is up, but not compared to yesterday. will not be as bad. still kind of muggy. the low which never went through on its way down to
southern california, and central california on sunday. temperatures here 50s, 60s. good 10 degrees from yesterday, 24 hours ago when we had temperatures near 70. at least more 50s and 60s. petaluma, 60. 3/4 of an inch of rain in the russian river. that's good. we'll take that. looks like middle of end of next week, we'll get more rain. until then, low clouds and fog. there is a little more component of a westerly breeze, not that due south. the low clouds are there. they'll burn off and temperatures mild to warm. not as humid, but kind of muggy. really warm on the coast. 80s through the interior. 70s around the bay. here's sal. steve, good morning to you, we are looking at a commute, now where traffic on the bay bridge is slow. they slowed the metering lights down because of an earlier crash in san francisco. i told you about it before. that crash is gone thankfully but it was there for a bit, and traffic was starting to back up
on the bridge, so then they had to meter the traffic on the bridge and suddenly we had a good commute at the bay bridge, turning into a terrible one. it is backed up for a 30 to 40 minute delay or drive time from this side over to san francisco. today is a great day to think about taking b.a.r.t. as an alternative or perhaps using the san mateo bridge. on 880 to the san mateo bridge, doesn't look too bad just yet. south bay, an earlier crash on northbound 101. the southbound commute has been been bad. it continues to look good. highway 50 is open right now through the pollock pines area. and they have reopened it after they closed it overnight for fire activity. if you're going up there, you can use highway 50. 7:03. back to the desk. a south san francisco plumber is in jail after he beat a man to death at a gym. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us
live from bally total fitness where gym members are respond to go this brutal attack. good morning tara. >> reporter: the gym manager tells us they are taking extra security precautions in the wake of this killing, but what exactly those safety measures are, they have not said. now, behind me, you can see that this gym is rather wide open inside so it would be really difficult to attack someone without everyone seeing. the killing happened around 9:30 wednesday night at the bally total fitness. by thursday morning, police had arrested 46-year-old kenneth osako on homicide charges. he had attacked another member with a solid steel bar normally used to lift weight. >> are you surprised? >> yes, i have been coming here for a few years. everybody is very very friendly. i'm the early crowd i felt get
here around 5. we're the mellow group. we have a few characters. >> reporter: the victim, who has not yet been identified was rushed to san francisco general hospital where he later died. osako is being held without bail at the san mateo county jail. south san francisco officers made the air, though we don't know why homeland security was involved. live in south san francisco, i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. happening now, we're less than an hour away of the release of the new iphone 6. the hype has been building for days. ktvu's alliektvu -- alex savage is live where people have been camped out for a week. >> reporter: good morning to you, just an hour from now apple fans will be able to get their hands on the hot new iphone 6. the stage is set at the apple store on university avenue in palo alto. just a short time ago, the curtains came down here and revealed all of these hard
working apple employees inside this store ready to sell those new iphone 6's, and the iphone 6 pluses and there are hundreds of people waiting in the line, waiting to get their hands on the new device. the group began forming a line out here tuesday afternoon. that's how long some people have been waiting. let me show you what this line looks like. as we walk down the line this morning, it stretches all the way to the opposite side of this block. people have been out here with their lawn chairs set up. some people had tents out here. they had blankets because they were sleeping out here for several nightings. everyone want -- nights. everyone wants to get ahold of the iphone 6 and 6 plus, and boasting the new screen that everyone is excited about. the people near the end of the line are concerned. they're trying to stay optimistic that they'll be leaving here today with a phone. >> it's a difficult thing to come out here on a bet. the bet is are we going to get it or we're not going to get
it. and so far we think we're going to get it. we have some pull up in the front. don't and me what it is, but that's what i'm telling my wife. >> reporter: now apple unveiled the latest iphone at a highly publicized event down there at another location in cupertino, a little over a week ago, and since that time, sales records have been shattered. more than 4 million preorders have come in for the iphone 6 and 6 plus. by the way, most people out here are telling us that they are opting for the iphone 6 plus with the even larger screen. people are in it clearly for the size of the screen this morning. as we bring you back out here to a live picture, the people who preorder, they're not going to get their phones for maybe another month or so. the folks out here in this long line, they are the people that just can't wait to get the new iphone 6. the doors open an hour from now at 8:00. we'll be here for the chaos and the excitement as people get their hands on the new phone and get to dive in and play
around with it. live in palo alto, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we'll see you soon, thank you for that report and for the nonapple fans, samsung is starting to take orders for the newest smart phone. the galaxy note 4 will be available, and preorders are available today with a larger screen, 5.7 inches, slightly bigger than the iphone 6 plus. and they're making the galaxy note edge with a side screen to display whether updates, clocks and other information. they have not said when that will be released. new information about the wildfires in northern california. a short time ago, cal fire announced it is making progress and putting the fires out. we'll have the latest damage totals in just a moment. first, a man accused of intentionally setting the massive wildfire near pollock pines will be in court at 1:00 this afternoon. 37-year-old wayne allen huntsman faces one felony count
of arson with aggravating factors since two firefighters were injured battling the fire. huntsman is right now in the eldorado county jail in placerville this morning on ten million dollars bond. the prosecutor says huntsman deliberately set the fire last saturday in very steep terrain. just minutes after the fire started a cal fire investigator was on the scene. he found the spot where the fire started and developed information leading to huntsman's arrest. in the past half hour, we learned that this fire has grown to 76,000 acres. that's 3000 more than last night. the fire is still only 10% contained. nearly 3000 people have been forced to evacuate with 12,000 homes being threatened at this hour. >> the frustration is such a mild word. there's nothing you can really, you know, say, you know. most people are speechless
about it. it's just harsh. >> it costs $5 million a day to fight the fire right now. the federal government has agreed to pay 75% of california's fire fighting costs. huntsman has prior convictions for assault, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property but not arson. coming up at 7:35, a live report from eldorado county on the fire and the fire investigation. ktvu had a chance to talk to the center of arson suspect wayne huntsman. tammy criswell told us on the phone the arrest stunned her, and she believes the charges will not stick. she did not want her face shown during an interview with the station in salinas. >> he has worked with his step dad doing tree work. we have always been out in the wilderness. we went camping regularly. a bonfire at the beach, he was the one watching making sure everything was okay. >> she told us her brother is a good person, and they were extremely close when they grew up together. we asked about her criminal
history, and she insisted he had put those troubles behind him and the crimes do not reflect who he is today. fire crews are close to fully containing that other destructive fire in northern california. the wildfire in the city of weed is 85% contained. there was a flare up yesterday which raised the burn area to 479 acres. this morning, it is 90% contained. however, 150 homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed with another thousand still in harm's way. we have created this map showing the 10 major wildfires burning in california. as you can see most are in the northern and central part of the state. 6600 firefighters are working on these fires. it's 7:11. a fairfield man has been arrested accused of molesting a child at a day care center. 50-year-old randall edwards was arrested yesterday. police say the incident happened about two years ago. the child was attending an inhome child care have located on sheer water way in
fairfield. edwards is the husband of the licensed child care provider. the investigation is ongoing. anyone with information is asked to call fairfield police. a san francisco resident is asking for the public's help in finding the person who stole a gift right from the front of a home. watch carefully. this is video taken from different camera angles by home surveillance system. the thief goes up the front steps of a home and takes off with a gift bag that was left at the door. neighbors had dropped off a bottle of wine to thank the homeowner for watching their child after school. now, the homeowner is looking to catch the thief. this happened just before 5:00 p.m. last sunday in the city's outer richmond district. okay. a dreaded virus outbreak. in 25 minutes, a severe respiratory illness in children spreading across the country is now in california. what every parent needs to know. i'm thinking is looks like a bibi gun. >> a bay area fire station
becomes the target of vandalism. in 25 minutes, the reason these first responders are depending on neighbors to come to their rescue. and we're looking at a commute that's pretty slow in some areas, and friday light in others. we'll explain the commutes that are doing not so well, coming up. plenty of low clouds in place, although the humidity factor is not anything compared to with a we had yesterday. still going to be high. we'll talk about the forecast highs -- compared to what we had yesterday. still going to be high. we'll talk about the forecast for the weekend.
random. >> did not find any other damage within the station here. there were no threats, no letters, no phone calls or anything like that. and crews were safe. >> san jose fire stations do not have surveillance cameras but video from nearby businesses could help in the investigation. scottish voters have rejected inspection deciding that scotland will remain a part of the united kingdom. supporters of independence gathered in glasgow awaiting the outcome of the vote. preliminary results show 55% voted for scotland to remain a part of the united kingdom, along with england, wales and northern ireland. david cameron says he welcomes the vote. >> like millions of other people, i am delighted. as i said during the campaign, it would have broken my heart to see our united kingdom come to an end. >> the prime minister paid tribute to the large number who voted for independence and said
he would deliver on promises made during the campaign to give more power to scotland's government, and he said actually he would also give more power to northern ireland and wales as well. that's been an issue obviously for those folks as well. >> that whole story very interesting. all comes down to the vote yesterday. friday morning commute, sluggish in some parts, smooth in the others. >> that's right. usually we have friday light in some areas. but today, unfortunately, a wreck caused some slow traffic on the bay bridge. but 80 still looks pretty good. if you're driving from the carcinas bridge to the maze, it's about 22 minutes. that's well within the norm. sometimes as high as 30 minutes. if there's a problem, sometimes we can go as high as an hour. bay bridge is getting better. there was an accident on the san francisco side just off the bay bridge that cleared up but it did cause slow traffic on the span, and obviously causes slow traffic here. this is still about a 40 minute drive from this point across into san francisco.
you will encounter slow traffic on the actual span of the bridge. highway 4 looks okay, if you're driving over the hill to concord, a little bit of slow traffic, remember, highway 37 will be closed between 121 and 2 starting tonight at 10 until monday at 5. doing repaving works. they simply can't keep the road open. the other side roads are good. it would be crowded. 7:17. hello, steve. it happens. >> sometimes i lose my train of thought right when i'm saying something. >> i'm sorry who am i talking to? >> that's right. >> thank you sal. low clouds around, it's still kind of muggy. yesterday was just ridiculous for us, as you know. i heard a lot of comments and believe me, i felt it as well. now, the moisture is in place, but the rain is gone for now. maybe middle of next week. if you're up by reno, coming in, sneaking from the east, we have low clouds and fog. there's some areas with reduced
visibility. there's our low as it swings into southern california and will eject to central california by sunday. low clouds, i mean, we're down 10, 12 degrees. in fact high die in antioch -- heidi in antioch said cool and crisp. the water temps are very warm. that's going to keep the coast on the mild side. due south breeze. add that moisture in place. a westerly breeze for most, not all but most. san francisco 64. that's gone up. 65 monterey, and 65 half-moon bay, which is very very warm for us. low clouds stacking up on southern california. don't have to worry about tropical moisture. tropical storm polo cannot hold a candle to deal. odile made category four. this is moving west, northwest, winds 70 miles per hour. there's a lot here. everything, the currents are
taking it away, west, northwest. 64 ukiah, sacramento 61. 57 up in reno. you can see the low clouds. here is some of the fog. napa and santa rosa have been reporting reduced visibility. things quiet for the weekend except in the sierra nevada. next week our forecast models have changed their tune considerably, swinging in a system, in fact a cold and dynamic system. we'll see if it holds. it would be wednesday. a pattern change. and if it does, cooler with rain, and in northern california, maybe here as well. we have about a week away, something to keep an eye on. fog, sun, warm, not as humid but a lot of moisture in the air for us. warm along the coast with the water temps at 65 degrees. 70s, 80s, 90s. walnut creek, 83. brentwood, oakley, 88. livermore at 83.
east san jose 83, 84. palo alto, 79. san francisco 72 and 72 at half- moon bay. i mean, just the water temps are just so warm. mild conditions but then it looks like partly cloudy on sunday. fall begins. this is the last weekend of summer. fall begins at 7:29 our time on monday, and it will be cooler on tuesday. >> okay. got to celebrate last weekend of summer. it's 7:20. microsoft's research lab in mountain view is closing today. the move is part of the company's latest round of job cuts. 2100 layoffs were announced yesterday. 160 of them right here in california. microsoft's goal is to cut its entire work force by 14%. 13,000 people were laid off in july and 2900 more layoffs are expected over the next several months. more than 400 workers at a general mills factory in the central valley could have out of work next year. managers at the facility in lodi north of stockton warned
workers that the declining sales of cheerios and betty crocker cake mixes could cost them their jobs. the company says sales are down 25% in the last few years. community leaders say shutting the plant would also put an end to general mills generous contributions to local nonprofit groups. governor jerry brown wants to keep the cameras rolling in california. he signed new legislation yesterday in hollywood that's a new program that more than triples the state's annual tax credit for production companies to $330 million a year. the governor says the program will keep hollywood in hollywood. recently a lot of productions have been leaving the state. the uc board of regents has awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of four campuses including uc santa cruz issue. the new increase comes after uc chancellors had no had increased in 7 years until july when they got a 3% hike. george blumenthal is set to
make more than $383,000. the salary increases came after finance executives together the regents that academic quality is in jeopardy because of years of budget short falls. 7:22. a social media message that's kind of freaked out some college students. coming up in 20 minutes, the message from isis terrorists terrorists and the particular timing of the message that was so alarming. >> there is still unrest. there is massive, i mean, it did not feel safe. >> the crisis in kabul. up next, dramatic stories of survival as stranded people from the bay area return home. i'm a doctor of internal medicine
with something terrible to admit. i treated thousands of patients, risked their lives, while high on prescription drugs. i was an addict. i'm recovered now, but an estimated 500,000 medical professionals are still out there, abusing drugs or alcohol. police, airline pilots, bus drivers... they're randomly tested for drugs and alcohol... but not us doctors. you can change that: vote yes on proposition 46. your lives are in our hands. tomorrow is the 30th 30th annual california coast call clean up. tens of thousands of people are in the state expected to help clean up rivers, shorelines and beaches. last year, volunteers removed 3/4 of a million pounds of trash.
the clean up runs from 9 in the morning until noon at more than 800 spots in california, and pacifica is known for hosting one of the largest clean ups in the state with as many as 1300 volunteers showing up. it has been 5 days since hurricane odile slammed into cabo san lucas. americans are still trying to get home. mexican police are increasing paroles after looters emptied store shelves. people we spoke so said they felt unsafe. the hurricane destroyed hotels ripped down trees and power poles and caused massive flooding. the airport is being powered by emergency generators. >> we didn't know when we were going to get out. we're happy we did. there are a lot of people still there, and i hope they send more planes. there weren't enough planes. there was not enough military. there was not enough police. >> officials told ktvu there were about 20,000 tourists,
most of them american in cabo during the storm and 5000 had left by early yesterday afternoon. 7:26. while the islamic state terror group has been grabbing the headlines, experts say the most immediate threat to the u.s. may come from an al-qaeda cell this syria. u.s. intelligence officers say the cell is working with al- qaeda bomb makers in a plot to target american commercial airplanes. the cell consists of al-qaeda members who fought along the afghanistan, pakistan border, and the u.s. is concerned these terrorists have moved to syria to recruit europeans and americans using their passports to smuggle bombs onto u.s. bound flights. >> these groups are in competition with one another for attention, for fundraising, for recruitment and one way to compete is to show that you're the biggest and baddest group out there. >> homeland security says it
believes the al-qaeda cell includes operatives trained by a terrorist who was behind the underwear bomb plot in 2009. it's 7:27. a new development in 49er ray mcdonald's domestic violence case. what happened three months before his arrest and how it could be a legal game changer. a highly contagious virus is in california, who's particularly at risk and what you can do to protect your family. and we have slow traffic on 237. the closure that could make it slow even this weekend as you try to get around this area. low clouds and fog in place, coast and bay, even some inland. yesterday the cloud cover and rain is gone. temperatures look cooler here for some. we'll have your friday forecast, see what's up for the weekend. ♪
they're hugging the tree. (man) that's why we got a subaru. or was it that tree? (man) introducing the all-new subaru outback. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. new updates this morning about the devastating wildfire currently burning in northern california. meanwhile, this is the man suspected of starting it, and he is due in court later today. coming up in minutes, we'll have a live report from the fire lines, good morning, welcome once again to mornings on 2. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning, everyone, i'm mike mibach. dave clark is off today. first let's check with steve. we have low clouds around, clear for some. patchy low clouds. some areas of fog, that will burn back.
the low responsible for our clouds ran very high humidity is now on its way to southern california for a day or day and a half, and it will move out. a good 10, 12, 15 degrees cooler. yesterday near the 70s. today 50s and 60s. still have pockets of fog. very mild ocean temps,s coast and san francisco are not that cool. they stay pretty mild. fog, sun, warm, warm along the coast. 80s to the interior, 70s at the bay to near 80. here's sal. we are looking at a commute that's busy on the bay bridge. i want to show you the san mateo bridge, and that could be a decent alternate for you if you're trying to get across the bay. it is crowded but not as bad as it normally is. when you get to 101 it's not that bad. the bay bridge, a crash just off of it in san francisco westbound earlier this morning. that crash is gone. but traffic was affected on the bridge itself and also here at the toll plaza. we have a 35 to 40 minute drive time. westbound 580 still slow coming through the livermore area
because of earlier problems and because of the normal commute but it does look okay in dublin and pleasanton. let's go back to the desk. a new health threat in california. the state is seeing its first cases of a highly contagious respiratory illness. katie utehs is live in walnut creek with what parents need to know about a virus harmful to children. >> reporter: there is no vaccine or specific treatment for enterovirus. it's important to follow the grade school recommendations, washing your hands, coughing in your elbow, all the things to prevent the spread. enterovirus d68 has sickened more than 150 people nationwide and there are four confirmed cases in california. it spreads like the common cold and causes similar symptoms, but in children, it can cause serious respiratory issues, incoming wheezing as they struggle to breathe. there's not a vaccine or specific treatment so it's important that word of the virus spreads so it can be prevented. >> i'm not concerned about it. i was sad to see that it's
affecting children more than adults. i saw the poor little kids in southern california have had it. >> reporter: the department of public health says parents should take their children to the doctor if they have difficulty breathing. kids with asthma are especially at risk. the confirmed cases in california are from southern california, san diego area and ventura county. public health is testing more samples and they expect enterovirus to spread in the coming weeks. so again, the advice here, wash your hands and do all that you can to prevent the spread of germs. live in walnut creek, katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. with flu season on the horizon, the centers for disease control is urging people to get vaccinated. 30,000 people die from the flu each year, only 45% of americans actually get a flu shot. everyone over the age of six months should get vaccinated. research shows the nasal flu vaccine works better for
children ages 2 to 8. doctors want to remind the elderly they should get vaccinated against pneumonia as well as the flu. it's 7:34. we're learning new details about 49er ray mcdonald's domestic violence case. san jose police have revealed they were called to his home back in may three months before his arrest. officers responded to a 911 call from a man saying his fiance had grabbed his gun during a heated argument. >> on bentley ridge at kenny hills. fired a gun, possibly at a male. >> no shots were fired but the police report states the woman held a gun at her side until the man told her he was calling police. >> mr. mcdonald felt strongly enough that he needed to call 911 as a result of his fiance
possessing and holding a handgun. that in and of itself is very significant. he obviously called 911 for a reason. >> legal experts say this earlier incident could help mcdonald if he plans to say he was acting in self-defense when he was arrested on charges he attacked his pregnant fiance. the 49er defensive tackle has not been charged nearly three weeks after that arrest. the 49ers still have decided to play mcdonald while he's under investigation for felony domestic violence, and you can now add the name of 49er legend jerry rice to the growing list of people who strongly disagree with that decision. >> it's very important to let people know that, you know, we're just not going to tolerate that. and the players, they need to recognize that, hey, look, if i do something like that, i'm going to get suspended or, you know, i could be banned from the league. >> jerry rice has joined former 49er great steve young in publicly stating mcdonald
should be benched while the legal process plays out. house minority leader nancy pelosi and lieutenant governor also share the view. an oakland father remains in jail in connection with the accidental shooting of his own son, 23-year-old, matua is being charged with child endangerment and gun charges in connection with the shooting last week. police say he was pushing his 20-month-old son in a stroller when a pistol fell out of his pants and went off. the baby was shot in the shoulder but he's expected to be okay. he pled not to the charges. fairfield police arrested the mother of a special needs girl who was found with a handgun this her backpack at a public library in cordelia. it happened monday. the 11-year-old showed the unloaded weapon to another girl who then told her mother. she told them she took it without permission from a relative. officers say they found a 92- year-old grandmother living in deplorable conditions at the
family's home. they arrested 55-year-old cordetta ruta for elder abuse and child endangerment. 7:37. new information about the wildfire near pollock pines. the king fire has now burned more than 76,000 acres. that's up 3000 acres from last night. there are also 4400 firefighters on the front lines. reporter adam houseley has seen firsthand the destruction caused by the fire. he joins us live from pollock pines. how much progress are firefighters making? >> reporter: they are making some progress, when you take into account the two nights previous, the fire doubled in size. last night, only 3000 acres. that's positive news. there is some concern, though, that potentially some wind could come and stoke this fire in a different direction. they are cautiously optimistic. they have 10% containment. they say the fire is very dangerous and still obviously very large. the issue also now besides the
fact that the fire is burning, some very steep and rugged terrain is that the smoke is just sitting in a lot of areas in the foothills and in fact is affecting areas as far as 50 miles away, in reno, 50 miles over the hills and mountains, we're told the high school football games will be canceled this evening because the air quality is so poor. firefighters are not only dealing with not a lot of sleep and tough terrain, but difficult conditions when it comes to the air quality up here. the other good news going along with this is talking about the difficulty of the air quality is the fact that the temperatures have dropped significantly. the humidity has come up, different than what we saw a few days ago up here which allows for at least mother nature wise a little better fire fighting conditions over all. as for the suspect, wayne allen huntsman is charged with a number of felonies including setting this fire on purpose. he will actually be arraigned today we're told around 1:00 this afternoon. he'll be arraigned. he's currently being held on
$10 million bail. authorities told us yesterday that right away, within literally minutes, they had an investigator on the scene when this fire started and they had keys earlier on, very early on that they felt this fire was intentionally set. they really would not go into details about the investigation other than they feel they have a very strong case, and of course the investigation is still moving forward but they obviously feel confident enough to arraign this suspect today on charges and they believe we have been told that he acted alone, that he started this fire on purpose, and they may have some witnesses from people that were nearby in pollock pines where the fire started just a few days ago. >> and adam, you have been up there since wednesday. you mentioned the air quality is terrible. how are residents holding up dealing with all this? >> reporter: yeah, you know, we talked to a lot of residents and you see more residents around here than you realize. we're not in a mandatory evacuation. it's just behind me. that's where it starts along highway 50 in pollock pines. down the hill, we were down the
hill last night in the folsom area. you still can see the smoke in the hills in the distance, but a lot of people have come down from the hill a little bit. you'll notice a lot of the hotels are booked, not only with firefighters but people who live up here that didn't want to be in the smoke. having said there, there are people staying up here in the smoke. they want to stay home. they don't want to evacuate because the fire isn't threatening their homes directly. you're seeing two ways to have dealing with it. some people going down the hill and leaving the area to get out of the smoke, and others wanting to stay with their homes and ride this thing out. >> adam, thank you for the update: and at ktvu.com you'll find a special section on the wildfires burning across california including tips on how to protect your home. just scroll down to hot topics. it is 7:41. the new iphone goes on sale in the bay area in 20 minutes. coming up at 8:00. how people in the long lines plan to cash in.
and the largest initial public offering ever, coming up next, pam cook will explain why you'll be hearing a lot about the company ali baba today. and we have slow traffic approaching the bay bridge. we'll tell you what happened that made them switch the metering lights onto extra slow. this is the last weekend of summer. fall will begin on monday. so get out and enjoy it. temperatures will be near average. we'll see if there's a warm up or cool down on the extended outlook. bulldog: save up to $300 on sealy posturepedic
carrying out attacks here in the u.s. experts are testifying about the threat from what are called foreign fighters. those are people with u.s. passports who have trained with islamic extremist groups in the middle east. president obama got what he wanted from congress, authorization to arm and train syrian rebels in the fight against islamic state terrorists. the u.s. senate approved the bill yesterday, a day after it passed in the house. and the islamic state terror group has release add new propaganda video feature ago british hostage. a journalist reading from a script saying the islamic state has been misrepresented by western media and that he will reveal the truth about the group in future messages. kentley was taken hostage in november 2012. and a group supporting isis tweeted the hostage video to a university in ohio. it happened in the middle of an ethics workshop at kent state university. the workshop featured a video
screen in the classroom showing online comments from students. then, suddenly, a tweet with the word isis popped up. it included a web address to the hostage video. >> kind of a scary feeling knowing that a group that is miles away in a completely different country knew exactly what we were doing. that was just, it was crazy. >> terror experts say the tweet did not target kent state but was aimed at drawing attention to isis through social media. happening today, the biggest ipo in u.s. history, alibaba starts trading today, and pam cook is watching wall street and joins us in the studio with the excitement over the company and the man who started it. pam. >> the excitement on wall street is evident. i have been keeping an eye on it at my desk. alibaba priced at $68 a share at the high end of expectations. it has not started trading yet but indications are it will open up between 82 and $85 a
share. the 68-dollar price tag makes it the biggest ipo in history. there's excitement as the opening bell rang, the company raising $22 billion. alibaba is china's largest e commerce company and china is the world's largest ecommerce market. online business will generate $540 billion in sales next year. the man behind the company is just as impressive. we heard from a former executive who joined alibaba right after it moved its headquarters out of a small apartment. >> one of the things he did at these company meetings is he along with the other senior managers would get and you happen sort of in a self- deprecating way try to make fun of themselves. you see him dressed as a rock star kind of making fun of himself. for me, working with him was just a great experience. i learned a lot about business, but i learned a lot about life. jack is somewhat of a philosopher, and when you and him if he considers himself a business person, he'd be more likely to say he considers
himself an artist. >> he's talking about jack maw, the cofounder of alibaba who is a rock star on wall street this morning . he's down there surrounded by people on the new york stock exchange. there's talk on wall street that alibaba chose the new york stock exchange over the nasdaq which was a blow for the exchange known for launching big tech companies partly because of how the nasdaq handled facebook's ipo. it has not started trading yet. the indications, 82 to $85 a share, and i'm listening in and the traders are talking about the reason why it hasn't opened. it's typical an ipo will take a while. they need to find sellers, people willing to sell the stock. sounds like people want to hang onto it. >> appreciate it pam. we just checked and or chemical is down a little over -- oracle is down a little over $2. larry ellison is stepping aside
as chief executive officer. he is 70 years old, announced both mark her and software cats will serve as the chief executives, currently coexecutives of the president. he will stay as board chairman and chief technology officer. ellison is the 5th richest man in the world and was one of the last tech company founders to still be a ceo. a southern california lawyer is facing a six month suspension after being accused of photo shopping herself into celebrity photos. according to the recorder, the pictures appeared showing her image with the likes of president obama, george clooney, and dozens of other high ranking officials and celebrities. the state bar accused sangari of false advertising and asked her to take the pictures down. at first she refused and had a 16 page response in which she
referred to herself in the third person. she has taken the pictures down. her suspension needs approval from the state supreme court. i want to bring in sal right now. we're getting word that the metering lights are running very slow at the bay bridge toll plaza this friday morning. >> that's correct mike and tori because of an earlier crash caused traffic on the bridge. they wanted to get that bridge traffic cleared off, and they have done that, but now the metering lights are going to be sped up a little bit. there's a big back up at the toll plaza. when they slow the metering lights down, that's what happens. we have a 35 to 40 minute drive time into san francisco, so it's more than we would like to see on a friday or any day for that matter. it's unexpected somewhat on a friday. let's move along and take a look at your alternate which is getting busy. san mateo getting slow. b.a.r.t. is a decent alternate. they haven't reported any problems on the b.a.r.t. system. 580 slow through the livermore valley. a couple earlier crashes there, and 880 traffic is just moderate from hayward to
fremont. 7:50. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> you're welcome. >> all right. good morning. happy friday everybody. wasn't that humidity nice yesterday? man, the comments people were very very cranky. the humidity is still there, but we're a good 10:00 12 degrees cooler on the lows. low clouds around, fog as well. a combination of both. our low never went through yesterday, went through as in came inland. it's dropping south. looks like it's going to put on the brakes and accelerate back on sunday. it's not going that far. the rain end. morning fog, middle of next week looking impressive. the forecast models are all in sink. friday morning fog, sunny, kind of humid, nothing like yesterday. mild to warm on the temps. the water temps are amazingly warm. 50s and 60s. more 50s than we had yesterday, and some areas were near 70. they're down 10 degrees. half-moon bay, 59. water temperature is 65.
there's a little bit more of a westerly breeze from sfo out to livermore, even san jose. yesterday was due south from san jose to santa rose. every reporting station had a southerly breeze. san francisco 64. a lot of these temperatures are the warmest they have been since 1990. i mean, this late in the season, and this is not el nino. we have had a south breeze. we have not had a northwest breeze. that's why they're running warm. and yesterday just added to that. 60s for many including ukiah, sacramento and monterey. all pretty close. low clouds in place with the warm motion temps. if you have travel plans to the coast this weekend, it's very mild. not cold, that's for sure. fog, sun, warm for us. inland temps near average. coast and bay running above. it will not be as humid, 70s, 80s and 90s. usually 60s on the coast. that's not the case.
concord at 83. 84 pleasanton. 74 in alameda. 79 downtown san jose. 83 sierra toga and 72 half-moon bay. and palo alto at 79. menlo park at 78. looks like a quiet pattern. partly cloudy on sunday. fall begins monday night, 7:29. this is your last summer weekend and then a cooler pattern starts tuesday. >> thank you steve. it is now 7:53. a surprising study about weed and workers. coming up in the next hour of mornings on 2, we'll tell you just how many people smoke a joint before heading to their job. also the barry bonds case goes back to court. why it could be a whole new ball game for baseball's all time home run king.
the panel took up the case yesterday hinting it may over turn bond's felony conviction. one judge called the prosecution's definition of obstruction alarming because bonds ultimately answered all the questions during his testimony more than ten years ago. bonds often gave rambling answers before the grand jury investigating the steroid scandal. it is coming up on 7:56. for nine months, the justice department has been looking into the bridge gate scandal and what role new jersey governor chris christie may have played in it. so far officials have not found any links to the potential presidential candidate. now christie says it's time to close the book on the investigation. he insists he did not know about or order traffic lanes on the george washington bridge to be closed last september. that caused massive traffic jams in fort lee new jersey. it was apparently meant to punish the fort lee mayor who did not endorse christie in
last year's gubernatorial election. however, investigators say the probe is ongoing and that no final determination has been made. some of christie's staff, though, was found to be guilty of causing that. and a deadly attack inside a bay area gym this week. coming up in minutes, what police say was used as the murder weapon in this bizarre homicide case. and the excitement is building here at the apple store in palo alto for the release of the iphone 6 and there's a special guest inside this store this morning, we'll tell you what tim cook had to say to the apple fans lining up for the new phone. right now, we are looking at traffic that is just kind of slow still for a friday. driving down to the bay bridge, we'll tell you what caused all this mess. well, we don't have any mess with the way it rained as it did yesterday. humidity is not as high as yesterday as well. a foggy friday forecast, but what's in store for the weekend. we'll have that coming up here.
apple ceo tim cook. looks like they're doing a chant, clapping their hands, waiting for the doors to open. some people have been lined up outside since tuesday, and they are excited to get their hands on apple products, the iphone, iphone plus. not a lot available. >> the employees are fired up, starting to do the clap, and the doors are open. tim cook is welcoming the apple customers into the palo alto store as they pick up those new products hot off the press. >> that's cool, being able to see that live, and obviously someone getting a microphone in there talking to him. alex savage is there live, and just spoke to tim cook, and we're going to hear about that coming up shortly. >> one customer just took a selfie. >> on a phone he's about to not use anymore. >> exactly. we'll check in more of the excitement there. you can see alex a little bit on the right, right in the middle around the ceo. obviously a lot of excitement, and we can see a little bit of
the crowd there. you said this is on university avenue in palo alto. i'm not sure if they're going to let everybody in. they have to block a certain number of people so it doesn't get too crowded inside. this is one store, happening all over the bay area, all over the country, all over the world with the excitement of the new iphones, apple watch, and some new tablets as well. >> two options on the phone, the iphone 6 and the plus. the plus we have been told has been sold out online for quite some time. >> 4 million when they went online last week, and they have a certain number available in stores, and the ones who ordered them online should be getting them in october, but he seems to be handling it pretty well. >> he's happy, a big day for him. >> stock is doing well. we'll check on that in just a moment. good morning, welcome once again to mornings on 2, i'm tori campbell. >> i'm mike mibach. dave clark has the day off. a lot of excitement, people waiting for days to get into the store.
and a lot of people also waiting for traffic and weather. steve paulson what's happening. >> i like that guys selfie, pretty cool. >> low clouds here, temperatures in the 50s, 60s: not near 70 degrees. the low, on its way to southern california will zip right back across central california on sunday, it looks like. 50s and 60s. not upper 60s or low 70s. yes, the humidity is high for us, but it will not be as bad as yesterday, although it's still muggy for some. more of a westerly component for most. concord is one of the outliers, sfo has a westerly breeze. low clouds will burn off. mild to warm. near average, inland and a little bit above coast and bay. warm along the coast with those warm motion temps. 70s and 80s. here's my good friend sal. >> steve, traffic is very slow on the east shore coming in through berkeley. it's not as bad as it has been. one day we had an hour delay. 35 minutes, not the greatest, getting down to the bay bridge toll plaza, the toll plaza is
slow. we had an earlier accident on the san francisco side of the bridge just off the actual span that caused a lot of slow traffic, and i wanted to give you just a little warning getting on the bridge is going to take longer than normal. 40 to 45 minute drive time. highway 37 is open right now, but tonight at ten it's going to close between 121 and 29. and that's because of paving work they're going to be doing over the weekend. between here and here, it's going to close from ten tonight until five on monday morning. 8:03. let's go back to the desk. thank you, sal. happening right now, the doors just opened at apple stores across the bay area. fans lined up for days to get their hands on the new iphone 6. alex savage is live in palo alto where apple fans as we saw were just greeted by a special visitor. alex? >> reporter: yes, well the iphone 6 frenzy at a fever pitch outside the palo alto store on university avenue here, and they just opened these doors as we saw live a
short time ago, and people beginning to stream in to get their new phones, and of course the man right there in the dark colored t-shirt, apple ceo tim cook. we saw him arrive a short time ago, and he came out to mingle with the fans who have been camped out here for several days, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new iphone 6. take a look at tim cook as he walked the line of people just a short time ago. >> good to see you. how are you. >> reporter: there's the apple ceo. he just strolled up to the store this morning and started walking up to people and shaking their hands. he thanked everybody of course for coming down, and thanked them for their support, and for coming down to buy the iphone 6 or 6 plus which of course boasts that much larger screen, and i'll tell you what, tim cook walked all the way to the end of the line, and we're talking hundreds of people in this line. they have been camped out since
tuesday afternoon. this line stretched all the way clear to the other side of the block, and many people have been sleeping on the ground. they have been here camped out with their chairs, and their blankets, people even brought tents as well. everyone anxious to get their hands on the new device, and it's the same scene at the water store as well. there are hundreds of people lined up over there for quite some time. they say the wait is well worth it. >> apple makes a great product, and i've had all the phones and it's just a great way to show my support for apple. >> and the presale orders for the new iphone 6's have shattered records, more than 4 million people have preordered the phone, and those folks, however they're not going to get their hands on the phone for another month or so at the very least, but as we bring you back out here live, the people that are going to be coming inside the apple store this morning or who have just begun
to come inside, those are the folks that couldn't wait to get the iphone 6 with the bigger screen and they will be getting their hands on the phone right now, in fact. we don't know exactly how many phones they have here at this store. we know the apple employees couldn't really tell us. hopefully they have plenty. there are a lot of people this this line. the folks all the way at the back of the line hoping they can get their hands on the phone as well. tim cook was walking the line this morning, the gentleman pulls out his samsung phone, and tim cook says to him with a straight face, he says we need to get you a new foreign. so he's in line here to get -- phone. so he's in line here today to get his hands on the iphone 6. alex savage ktvu channel 2 news. >> sounds like a football rally there. thank you alex. well, people are already posting their iphones on e bay. some iphone 6 pluses are going for as much as $1500. the iphone 6 is also listed for
as much as $1400. so american capitalism alive and well. many apple fans say it's worth the extra money to have the phone now instead of waiting for another month. that's how long the wait list is because of the demand. he had to bleep that. there was a scare for a woman in australia, happening during a live interview with a tv station in sydney. the first one out of the store during the big reveal. tried to open the box, it was tough. the phone jumped out and fell on the concrete. luckily when he picked it up, it did not break. if you want to see more of the video go to our facebook page. a man accused of intentionally setting the king fire will be in court. wayne allen huntsman faces one felony count of arson with aggravating factors since two firefighters were injured
battling that fire. huntsman is in the eldorado county jail in placerville on $10 million bond. the prosecutor says huntsman deliberately set the fire last saturday in very steep terrain. minutes after the fire started a cal fire investigator was on the scene and found the spot where the fire started and developed information leading to huntsman's arrest. and the king fire grew from 73,000 acres last night to 76,000 acres this morning. the fire is still just 10% contained with 12,000 homes threatened. >> he doesn't rank with child molesters but not far behind in my mind. >> we will continue to remain relentless in our pursuit of individuals who pursue and engage in these heinous act. >> it costs $5 million a day to fight this fire. the federal government has agreed to pay 75% of california's fire fighting costs. huntsman has prior convictions for assault, vehicle theft and
receiving stolen property but not arson. ktvu had a chance to talk to the sister of the arson suspect, wayne huntsman. tammy criswell said the arrest stunned her, and the charges will not stick. she did not want her face shown during an interview she did with a news station in salinas. >> he worked with his step dad doing tree work. we have always been in the wilderness, went camping regularly. even if we had a campfire at the beach, he would watch, make sure everything was okay. >> reporter: she told us her brother was a good person and they were extremely close when they grew up together in santa cruz. we asked about his criminal history. she insists he had put all the troubles behind him and that the crimes do not reflect who he is today. it is 8:09. fire crews are close to fully containing the other destructive fire in northern california. cal fire announced the bowls
fire is 90% contained. there was a flare up yesterday which raised the burn area to 479 acres. 150 homes and businesses, most in the city of weed have been damaged or destroyed, but another thousand still in harms way. we have created this map showing the ten major wildfires currently in california. as you can see most of them are in the northern and central part of the state. 6600 firefighters are working on these fires. a plumber from the peninsula is in jail this morning. police say he beat a man to death at a gym ktvu's tara moriarty join us from south san francisco with new information about the suspect. >> reporter: yes, and new information about the victim as well. we spoke to a friend of the victim who identifies him as diego o ringo. he did not see this coming. he was attacked out of nowhere. he was blind sided while he was working out. we had a chance to go to the suspect's house.
we spoke to his mother. she said her son never came home on wednesday night. she had no idea about the charges that have been levied against him. she says that he has not called her at all or given her any sort of indication as to what's happening with him. she did express her sorrow for the victim who was bludgeoned inside the gym. it happened at 9:30 at bally fitness center. by thursday morning, police are arrested 46-year-old kenneth osako on homicide charges. osako hit another gym member in the head several times with a solid steel bar normally used to lift weights. gym goers were stunned. >> we do have a few characters here. but never ever any trouble, not once. so this is very surprising. >> reporter: the victim was rushed to san francisco general hospital where he later died. osako is being held without bail at the san mateo county
jail. south san francisco officers and a special agent with the department of homeland security made the arrest. police did not say why that agency was involved, if perhaps he was trying to flee the country or what. we know that police confiscated the weapon as well as a workout machine the victim was using at the time of the attack. live from south san francisco, i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. 8:11. a respiratory illness particularly dangerous for children that's been spreading across the country made its way to california. in 22 minutes, the symptoms and what health officials are saying about the dreaded virus. first, it's official the united kingdom will remain in tact. after the break, how the vote in scotland was split and what bay area scots are saying about the push for independence. good morning, we are still looking at a commute that's not that great in some areas, and actually friday light in others. this falls into the former category. you can see. i'll tell you a little more about the east bay commute coming up. we have some low clouds and
it is 8:15. scottish voters have rejected independence deciding that scotland will remain a part of the united kingdom. supporters of independence gathered in glasgow through the night awaiting the outcome of the vote. preliminary results showed 55% voted for scotland to remain a part of the united kingdom along with england, wales and
northern ireland. british prime minister david cameron said he welcomed the results. >> like millions of other people, i am delighted. as i said during the campaign, it would have broken my heart to see our united kingdom come to an end. the prime minister paid tribute to the large number of scottish people who voted for independence and would deliver on promises made during the campaign to give more power to scotland's government. scots here in the bay area have been closely following the independence vote back home at mcgraw scottish pub in belmont, the referendum has been a hot topic with opinions on both sides of the issue. the husband and wife who own the hub don't agree. his family voted for independence while her family voted no. >> scotland is a very small country and i feel we need to be part of britain. >> i think scotland can stand up for themselves. they don't need anyone else to
lean on. >> they received text updates from home as the voting was underway. they could not vote. you had to be in scotland to cast a ballot, and looks like joan mcgraw will be celebrating a win for her side. she may be rubbing it in just a little bit, and we have an news update, the scottish independence leader, alex salmon pushing hard for independence has announced his resignation as first minister from scotland. so that is breaking news just coming in from scotland once again, some more information as a result of the independence vote that was voted down in scotland overnight. a san jose fire station is making repairs after someone shattered a couple windows while fire were either asleep or out on calls. it happened sometime between midnight and 6:00 a.m. yesterday morning. two windows were shattered. the vandals may have used a pellet gone or a small caliber
gun. police took a report but it appears it is random. >> we did not find any other damage within the station here. there were no threats, no letters, no phone calls or anything like that. and crews were safe. >> san jose fire stations do not have surveillance camera but video from nearby businesses could help in the investigation. 8:17. three bay area lawmakers are now calling on california's attorney general to investigate the latest controversy tied to the san bruno pipeline explosion. on monday, three top pg&e executives were fired after private e-mails went public. they reportedly show pg&e's cozy relationship with the state puc in a critical rate setting case. that case was directly tied to the disaster in san bruno four years ago. two state lawmakers from the peninsula and the mayor of san bruno now want attorney general to step in to investigate. a new mashable survey shows
nearly 10% of all american workers have been high on marijuana while on the job. 9.7% of the people asked say they have reported to work after smoking pot. and the overwhelming majority say they were not using pot for medical reasons or they were not in colorado or washington where marijuana has become legal for recreational purposes. >> kind of an up and down commute on this friday. let's get back to sal to see if that's changing at all. you know, it has been a tough one out there, you know, on friday at the bay bridge. one of those things where people weren't expecting it to be so heavy and that's because there was an accident on the san francisco side of the bridge. let's go out and take a look at what we have with the commute. 880 oakland, southbound, a little bit slow here. we had some earlier problems heading south on 880 in oakland, and the traffic is a little bit slow heading down. there was a problem at marina boulevard as being cleared. it was a ladder in one of the
lanes, and traffic is a little bit slow as you can see. northbound on the right is moderate. bay bridge, that has backed up for a 25 to 30 minute wait at the toll plaza. ends up being a 40 to 45 minute drive from oakland to san francisco using the bay bridge, and that's because of all the slow traffic. highway 4 is still slow from pittsburg, but it's cleared out in antioch. from pittsburg to concord and slow in pleasant hill on 60. at 8:20. here's steve. thank you sal. good morning, some fog still around. pretty good humidity there but not like yesterday. yesterday was just crazy for us. but with the fog, we'll retreat. some of it's thick. reduced visibility. not only low clouds but also the fog. a few showers might pop up near reno. it looks like it's kind of fizzling out there. our system is moving right down the coast. it's not that strong but it is moving south and as it does, it will then take the turn and head back up towards central california on sunday. 50s and 60s instead of 70s for
lows that we had yesterday. i mean, yesterday with the south wind and the moisture in place, it was very warm. still pretty warm, though. 68 east san jose. 67 san jose state university and a couple 50s in the higher elevations. 64 in gilroy. so if you have that fog, petaluma around 60 as well. southwest 15. concord is seeing a south wind. there's a westerly breeze. san francisco buoy 64. monterey and half-moon bay, 65. monterey yesterday 66 warm degrees. i mean, these are just very very warm for this late in the season, and it's not el nino. low clouds down in southern california, tropical storm polo. remember, it was a category 4 and then category three hurricane which went in about a week ago. this is much different. all the steering currents are taking it away from baja.
that's the way it looks right now. winds 70 miles per hour. that's the way it looks right now. 60 sacramento. ukiah, and monterey. both at 64. water temps are warm. the coast will be mild to warm after the fog burns off. quiet right here for the weekend, except for that low may be moving into the sierra nevada. this is the cloud/rain forecast going out to the middle of next week. it's a stretch. there goes the one system. look what happens by next wednesday. a pattern change. forecast models are in sink. all three showing some component of rain in northern california and a much, much cooler pattern. let's hope it holds. maybe by wednesday and thursday next week we'll have a colder rain. that's what we need. fog, sun, warm, not as humid, even though the humidity is up there. 70s, 80s and 90s. a lot of 70s and 80s: sonoma 84. salina 88. pittsburg 87. 83 in livermore. 84 morgan hill to 79 downtown
san jose. saratoga 83. 76 san mateo, and daily city, pacific half-moon bay with the warm ocean temps in the 70s. last weekend of summer. fall begins on monday at 7:29:00 a.m., and starting to feel like it tuesday and wednesday. thank you steve. it's 8:22. alarming new information about home depot's data breach. the reason the do it yourself retailer is saying it's worse than originally reported. there's civil unrest. i mean, it did not feel safe. crisis in cabo. dramatic stories of survival as stranded travelers from the bay area return home. [ male announcer ] welcome to no man's land.
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more planes. there weren't enough planes. there was not enough military, or police. >> the hurricane destroyed hotels, ripped down trees and power poles and caused massive flooding. consulate officials told ktvu there were about 20,000 tourists, most of them american in cabo during the storm and that about 5000 had left by early yesterday afternoon. mike. a previous gun incident at the home of 49er lineman ray mcdonald. after the break, how this could be a game changer in the investigation into his recent domestic violence arrest. a highly contagious virus has made it to california. who is at risk and what you can do to protect your family. and right now, we still have a lot of slow traffic trying to get into san francisco with the car anyway, we'll tell you why it's so slow, and why this back up may look deceiving to you. a fog bank out there, except for the santa cruz coast, a mix of sun and clear
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it's being called the largest initial public offering ever and the ceo did not ring the opening bell. coming up in a few minutes, ktvu's pam cook will explain why the ceo for alibaba was not front and center for one of the biggest days in wall street history. good morning everyone. i'm mike mibach in today for dave clark. steve and sal are both here. steve why don't we have you kick it off. thanks mike. pretty good fog out there. except for the santa cruz coast, most of the coast is dealing with a solid fog bank and inland. highway 92, 280, napa, santa rosa, had reports of fog.
once that burns off, it will be all right. the low on its way to southern california. only going to do this and come right back looks like on sunday keeping the low clouds and fog in place. so it's not disappearing. 50s and 60s on the temps. 10 to 15 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago. we had 70s for lows. the humidity still high but the wind direction has turned. not southerly, more westerly. most locations are calm. it's a component of a west wind. low clouds and fog might be slow to burn off here, but we'll have mostly sunny conditions. still muggy. not as humid as yesterday. 80s on the temps. 70s for others. here's sal. steve; we have a look at the commute at the bay bridge. it has been one of the toughest ones this morning. we had an earlier crash on the san francisco side off the bridge on westbound side. that crash is long gone. traffic is finally beginning to recover at the bay bridge toll plaza as the metering lights have been sped up a little bit. this is a 25 minute drive into san francisco. that's a big improvement.
i think on friday, things tend to improve faster. san mateo bridge could be an alternate. that's improving as well heading to the high-rise. i want to remind you that highway 37 is going to be shut down this weekend from 10:00 tonight to 5:00 on monday between 121 and 29. so plan ahead. southbound 101 in marin is messy right now because of an accident southbound 101 at alameda del prado. a new health threat in california. the state is seeing its first cases of a highly contagious respiratory illness attacking children. one child infected is 2 years old. katie utehs is live in the city of walnut creek talking to people who are critical in stopping the spread of the virus. >> reporter: absolutely, i spoke with two teachers, educators helping to stop the spread by teaching young children to wash their hands and could have into their elbows. those are the steps it's going to take to stop enterovirus because there's no vaccine and no prescribed treatment for
curing the virus. it's crucial to prevent the spread. there are now 4 confirmed cases of enterovirus d68 in california. the highly contagious respiratory virus has sickened more than 150 people nationwide. symptoms are similar to the common cold but the virus is especially dangerous for children. the respiratory infection can make it difficult for them to breathe. teachers and parents are our first line of defense to keep this from spread. >> i think that it makes us more aware of doing the precautions and reminding children about how to wash your hands, and we have taught them this since they have been little, and i teach 4th 4th grade. >> reporter: the department of public health says parents should take their children to the doctor if they have any difficulties breathing. kids with asthma are especially at risk. they'll make a wheezing noise when they catch this. the confirmed cases in california are from southern california, four in san diego county, one in ventura county, but the public health
department is testing more samples and expects this virus to spread in the coming weeks so as we come into cold and flu season, it is even more important to wash your hands and help prevent the spread of enterovirus. live in walnut creek; katie utehs ktvu channel 2 news. 8:33. we're learning new details about 49er ray mcdonald's domestic violence case. san jose police have revealed they were called to his home back in may three months before his arrest. officers responded to a 911 call from a man saying his fiance had grabbed his gun during a heated argument. >> bentley ridge at kenny hills. an ex fire department a gun, possibly at a male. >> reporter: no shots fired but the police report states the woman held the gun at her side until the man told her he was
calling police. >> mr. mcdonald felt strongly enough that he needed to call 911 as a result of his fiance possessing and holding a handgun. that in and of itself is very significant. he obviously called 911 for a reason. >> legal experts say this earlier incident could help mcdonald if he plans to say he was acting in self-defense when he was arrested on charges he attacked his pregnant fiance. the 49er defensive tackle has not been charged nearly three weeks after his arrest. the 49ers have decided to play mcdonald while he is under investigation for felony domestic violence, and you can now add the name of 49er legend jerry rice to the growing list of people who strongly disagree with that decision. >> it's very important to let people know that, you know, we're just not going to tolerate that. and the players need to recognize, that hey, look if i do something like that, i'm
going to get suspended, or, you know, i could be banned from the league. >> jerry rice has joined former 49er greats, steve young, in publicly stating mcdonald should be benched while the league process plays out. nancy pelosi and lieutenant governor gavin newsome share that view. the sheriff's department says the animal was seen wednesday night near club drive in san carlos, a quarter mile from where a mown lion was seen standing over a deer carcass last week. be smart when in a mountain lion habitat. there are as many as 4 to 6000 mountain lions living in california. the city of oakland is making an about face on which company collects garbage. mayor jean quan announced they will give the $1 billion garbage contract back to waste management. they awarded the contract to a
less experienced company called california waste solutions last month. the new deal will have waste management pick up trash and green waste and drop the lawsuit against the city. california waste solutions will now handle the city's recycling, all of it. oakland city council is scheduled to vote on the deal on monday. and it's an important day for muni and its passengers today. at 11:00 this morning, san francisco mayor ed lee will sign a $648 million contract for new light rail cars. the first of these next generation vehicles are expected to roll out by the end of the year 2016. muni will buy 175 light rail vehicles with an option to buy 85 more. an audit found that the current fleet breaks down about every 600 miles. happening today, the largest public stock offering in u.s. history. alibaba's ipo hit wall street told, and pam cook has been watching the action action . she's in the studio with an
update on the extremely popular company. good morning pam. >> good morning. it's supposed to trade any moment now. this company so popular that the new york stock exchange has plenty of buyers for alibaba, still looking for people to sell the stock on the biggest ipo in u.s. history. alibaba rang the opening bell just a little more than two hours ago, but the well known founder, jack ma wasn't there. in fact no executives were there on the podium. the company asked customers instead including a cherry farmer from washington and a chinese olympian turned bracelet seller to ring the bell. that's because alibaba is china's largest ecommerce company. china is the largest ecommerce market. they estimate the online business will generate $540 billion in sales next year. the man behind the company is just as impressive. we heard from a former executive who worked with ma back in 2000 when alibaba had just moved its headquarters out
of a small apartment. >> he's someone who saw the future sort of predicted it and then built the company with a really long-term vision. more importantly than having the dream, he just could really see how he could grow ecommerce in china, and in a way build the economic institutions that the governments and the other institutions that failed to build, and so if you think of steve jobs created the operating system for the computer and the smart phone, jack ma created the operating system for commerce in china. >> alibaba stock priced at $68 a share, which is at the high end of expectations, but right now, still not trading yet on the new york stock exchange. indications are now that it will open somewhere between 92 and $93 a share, up almost $10 a share from the first hour of mornings on 2 when i was looking at the indications. there are about 30 million
shares paired right now. buyers and sellers, but traders are trying to pair up the rest of the investors who want to get their hasn't on the stock. the initial public offering will make -- their hands on the stock. the initial public offering will make yahoo $5 billion, the amount of cash they're expected to receive after selling shares in the ecommerce giant. watch for yahoo stock to get a bump today. we'll keep an eye on it. it's supposed to start trading any time now. we'll have an update in the noon news. >> a lot of cash. college students shocked by an alarming social media message. in 16 minutes, the message from isis and its timing that has people on edge. it's the hottest phone out there right now, the iphone 6 and i happen to be holding one in my hands. we'll tell you about the scene inside the apple store in palo alto as people get their hands on the device. and we'll tell you about the
special guest who showed up a while ago. and not nearly as much excitement about the morning commute. in fact, here at the bay bridge, it hasn't been good, although it is improving, perhaps moods will improve driving into san francisco. if it rains by this time next week, if it does, there's signs that it might. today there's fog. might be a little tough. inland temps near average. we'll take a look at it coming up.
time is 8:43. let's get you updated on top stories we're following right now u. a south san francisco man is in jail on charges he beat another man to death at the gym. it happened on wednesday night on el camino. 46-year-old kenneth osaka got into a confrontation and used a solid steel bar normally use to the lift weights to -- used to lift weights to hit the victim on the head several times. the king fire grew 3000 acres, 10% contained this morning. wayne huntsman, the suspect accused of deliberately setting the fire is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:00 this afternoon. it's 8:44. new this morning, we have just
learned nfl commissioner roger goodell will meet with the press in just a few hours. his news conference will be held in new york city. it gets underway at noon our time. goodell will discuss the domestic violence scandal has rocked the world of pro football. it will be the first time that he's spoken to any media members since doing two one on one interviews last week, and we'll be covering this during ktvu channel 2 news at noon. home depot says information from 56 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen in its recent data breach. the home improvement company says malware was put on self- service checkout terminals in stores across the u.s. and canada. the home depot breach is bigger than the one that hit target stores last year during the holidays. the cofounder of oracle is stepping aside as ceo of the
software giant. larry ellison who is 70 years old announced mark hurd and safra will serve as chief executives. ellison will stay as board chairman and chief technology officer. ellison is the 5th richest man in the world, and was one of the last tech company founders to be a ceo. oracle stock is down right now nearly 5%. there's a big detour for drivers in the north bay this weekend. highway 37 which is the main road connecting solano, napa, and marin counties will be closed in both directions. caltrans will shut down the road at sonoma raceway and highway 29. crews need the road cleared of traffic while they do repaving work. the road is set to be closed yet again for more work the following weekend. speaking of traffic, we want to know what's going on right now on the roads, and sal's been kind of a another
tough friday for people. >> and things are getting better, which is nice, you know, we're seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel, literally, maybe. okay. that was bad. 880 northbound past the coliseum is slow still. it's unusual for it to be this slow on a friday. things started a little late today. going to the bay bridge toll plaza, things are finally improving. it's about a 15 to 20 minute drive time across the bay into san francisco. marin county has had an unusually heavy commute. usually on fridays, we don't have a lot of slow traffic this morning. an earlier accident caused slowing and westbound 580 is slow this morning in portions of livermore, and dublin, but better than normally is. 8:47. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. good morning, happy friday. clear inland for some. still some areas of fog, low clouds and fog, and some of that fog is thick, thick, thick. pretty solid up and down the coast until you hit santa cruz coast and looks like more clearing but we have a low cloud deck in place, and it's
mild. water temps are warm. the low which gave us the high humidity, and some rain yesterday is on its way down to southern california for a day. that will eject toward central california. 67 hayward, and 57 redwood city. anyway, 60s for some: but not the 70s. yesterday some areas did not get below about 68 to 70 degrees. higher elevations have cooled down a little bit. 6 san jose state. 66 sunnyville. and gilroy, 65, a mild warm morning there. better breeze, and not out of the south for most. only concord showing that northwest or westerly component. if you haven't seen or hard, the water temp, 63bodega bay. half-moon bay is 65. the coast is on the mild side.
64 ukiah. 63 sacramento. 63mont replacement 51 -- 63 monterey. quiet right now. draw your attention next week. forecast models are put ago cool system into the pacific northwest and northern california with some rain. we'll see if it holds. i hope so. 70s, 80s, to near 90 degrees. clear lake at 90. san rafael # 0 degrees. 82 -- san rafael yell 80 degrees. morgan hill, 84. sunnyvale, 79. half-moon bay, 72. same for san bruno. mountain view at 79. looks like a quiet pattern here. night and morning fog, maybe partly cloudy on sunday. this is the last weekend of summer. fall begins on monday at 7:29:00 p.m. it's going to feel like it next tuesday and wednesday. >> perfect timing. 8:49. a shock for a northern california man when he looked
under the seat of the u haul truck he had been driving all day, and found a 4-foot snake curled up there. joe was driving his truck to his family's home in redding when he found the boa constrictor. he called animal control and they took the snake to an animal shelter. the u haul company says it has no idea how the snake got in the truck. >> every time i'm in a u haul i'm stressed because you're moving and you throw in the snake. >> exactly. >> putting that contract back to the front desk. >> absolutely. >> sign away on this. fun way to fight a serious problem. after the break, the unique reason pedestrians in one city are dancing their way to safety.
8 minutes before 9:00. happening right now, president obama and vice president joe biden getting ready to host an event at the white house. these are live pictures you're looking at right now. this event is aimed at preventing sexual assaults at colleges and universities. it's called it's on us, and the white house says it's a new public awareness and action campaign designed to change the way people think about sexual assault by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something to prevent it. the islamic state terror group has released a new propaganda video feature ago british hostage. it shows journalist john cantley reading from a script saying the islamic state has
been misrepresented by western media and he will reveal at truth about the group in future messages. he was taken hostage in november 2012. and a group supporting isis tweeted the video in a university at ohio. it happened in an ethic workshop. it featured a video screen in the classroom showing online comments from students. then suddenly, a tweet with the word isis popped up and it included a web address to the hostage video. >> kind of a scary feeling to know that a group that is miles away in a completely different country knew exactly what we were doing. like, that was just crazy. >> terror experts say the tweet did not target kent state but was aimed at drawing attention to isis through social media. service is back to normal at phoenix sky harbor international airport after its busiest terminal was shut down for three hours yesterday. the airport was placed on lock
down while officers searched for a shooting suspect who they believed drove to the airport and was hiding in the parking garage. he was taken into custody. two other people were arrested in connection with that shooting that took place not at the airport but in the nearby city of tempe. the situation left thousands of passengers delayed for hours, some missed their flight. >> they delayed our flight, which was fine. they they turned around and canceled it. >> by the time operations resumed there were 69 outbound flights delayed. passengers on a jet blue from long beach to texas got a scare after their a plane was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing. the pilot reported problems with one of the plane's two engines shortly after takeoff. passengers had to evacuate using emergency slides. they reported that the cabin filled with smoke. one person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. passengers were eventually placed onto another flight. and it's a day many apple
fans have been waiting for. the iphone 6 and 6 plus on sale across the bay area. alex savage is live in palo alto where apple fans were greeted by a very special guest. good morning alex. >> good morning to you. i got my hand on one of the iphone 6's here. apple fans believe big certificate better: this is it here, the larger screen on the device released today. this is the scene insided apple store in palo alto. i'll step out of your -- scene inside the apple store in palo alto. i'll step out of your way. before the story opened, there was a special guest who greeted all the folks in line. >> how are you? good to meet you. >> you been in here all night? >> yeah.
>> reporter: hundreds of people who had been camped out, some of them here since about tuesday afternoon, they had their tents set up, their chairs set up so they could wait for the new iphone 6. it boasts that larger screen and other upgrades as well. we caught up a short time ago after the store opened with the first person to get their hands on the iphone 6 here in palo alto as he came out of the door. >> just awesome, i got to see tim cook, and take a selfie with him. i don't usually take selfies but on a day like this, everything's allowed. >> reporter: and of course the iphone 6 was unveiled just a little more than a week ago, highly publicized event put on by apple ceo tim cook and he talked about the upgrade to the new phone. the phone shattered sales records with more than 4 million preorders, but folks who preorders may have to wait a few weeks to get their hand
on the iphone 6. all the people willing to camp out here in palo alto at stores around the world, well, they're going to be able to play with this brand new device here today, and of course there are a lot of people in line. the hope is that everyone who has been camping out, even the folks at the end of the line will be able to get their hands on the new phone. of course they'll have to wait and see how many they have in the store. live if palo alto. alex savage ktvu channel 2 news. >> a lot of excitement there. thank you alex. be sure to watch ktvu channel 2 news at noon for more on that story, and coverage of roger goodell's news conference.
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